Woodworkers Connection to Wood Market News

Event strings together guitars for vets

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

14_guitars_01The "Build a Vet a Guitar" festival, which was held July 16-17 at the Wild Earth Woodworking School in Hudson, Wis., struck a chord with all participants. With the help of 80 volunteers, the group completed 20 guitars that will be given to deserving veterans.

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Report says illegal logging is declining

Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

Efforts to curb illegal logging have been extensive and had a considerable impact in the last decade, according to a report from a leading international organization.

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Laser manufacturer gets product patent

Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

Universal Laser Systems Inc., a manufacturer of CO2 lasers and laser systems, was awarded a U.S. patent for its pass-through option on the Industrial Laser Series line of laser engraving and cutting solutions.

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Report: Housing starts depend on jobs

Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

Home sales and housing starts staged an uneven comeback starting in early 2009, according to the State of the Nation's Housing 2010 report released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University. Improved affordability for first-time homebuyers and extraordinary government intervention helped spark a turnaround and drove all of the increase in existing home sales last year, but record foreclosures continued to pressure markets and millions of homeowners.

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Maine shop designs a new way forward

Written by Jennifer Hicks Monday, 16 August 2010 00:00

10_maine_01He calls it an overnight success story that took almost two decades. Doug Green, president of Green Design Furniture in Portland, Maine, announced in May that after 18 years of producing high-end custom furniture, he will now focus on developing new product and process designs for manufacturing and corporate clients. As a result, the company is currently winding down its manufacturing, catalog and retail operations.

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